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Kazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti

Kazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti 2021, 2022 and 2023

Kazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti is a public holiday in the Bengali-speaking state of Tripura. It is the birthday of the famed Bengal “rebel poet” Kazi Nazrul Islam. The holiday comes every 24 May, the day on which Nazrul was born back in 1899.

YearDateDayHolidayStates
202125 MayTueKazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti TR
202224 MayTueKazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti TR
202324 MayWedKazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti TR
202424 MayFriKazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti TR
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Kazi Nazrul Islam was both poet and revolutionary. He lived in the days of British India and openly wrote in favour of the independence movement. For this, he was often jailed by the authorities, but even there, he continued his writing. His famous Deposition of a Political Prisoner was written in prison.

Nazrul wrote rather voluminously, and he greatly changed the style of Bengal poetry, making a clean break from the traditional style that had dominated since Medieval times. He is regarded by many today as a “social justice warrior”, and he is much admired in both Bangladesh and the Indian states of West Bengal and Tripura.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHolidayStates
202024 MaySunKazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti TR
201924 MayFriKazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti TR
201825 MayFriKazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti TR
201726 MayFriKazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti TR